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SSB Mario Series
Geno Boosts into Battle!
Universe Mario
Other Super Smash Bros. Appearances Newcomer
Availability DLC
Final Smash Geno Flash

Geno (ゲーノ, ♥♪!?, pronounced Jiino) appears as a newcomer in Super Smash Bros. V as a free DLC character for those who preorder the game before April 15, 2019. He was revealed and announced on April 8, 2019 when the game became available for preorders. He is scheduled to be made available to others by a $4.00 payment in the future.

Nintendo and Square Enix, the owners of Geno, came to an agreement of having Geno in the game weeks before the Smash Bros. Direct but it was never announced until April 8, 2019. Geno’s development began shortly after. <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.558636301214041;margin-top:4pt;margin-bottom:6pt;"> “Geno is a warrior from Star Road and one of Mario's partners in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. He is sent by "a higher authority" to restore peace to Mario's world. During the events of Super Mario RPG, he teams up with Mario's team, which consists of Mario, Mallow, Princess Peach and Bowser and helps them out on their quest to defeat Smithy. In battle, he has high attack, but lower defense.”

He is confirmed to have no alternate costume. He also seems to make some sort of a whistling sound.

Attributes

Pros:

  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:6pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Little lag on his moves


  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Quick


  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Reliable special attacks


  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Agile


  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Tons of combo options


  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Reliable recovery


  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Can wall jump/cling


  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Strong Smash Attacks


  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;">Can hover


Cons:

  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:6pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Light character


  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Weak grabs


  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Punishable smash attacks


  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;">Most attacks have little reach


Summary

<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:4pt;margin-bottom:6pt;">Geno is a very simple character. He comes with little lag on his moves, he’s quick, and he’s agile. He has both reliable special attacks and a reliable recovery. He also has a heap of combo options making racking up damage pretty easy with him. Another thing to note is that he can wall jump/cling. He can also hover in the air similar to Peach as his hands are folded.


<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:4pt;margin-bottom:6pt;">He is a rather light character meaning he can be KOed pretty early. He has weak grabs, but this can also be considered a pro as it makes followups from grabs easy and his smash attacks can be punished if failed. Another thing that’ll be noticed is that most of his moves have little reach (except his projectile attacks, of course).


<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:4pt;margin-bottom:6pt;">Geno, much like Mario, is a great go-to character for beginners. With good combo options and simple gameplay, he is a solid character.


Moveset

Ground Attacks

Name Damage Description
Neutral Attack Star Gun Flash 5%, 1% (loop), 2% (final) A quick jab with his star gun or a flurry of star blasts if held ending with a bigger blast.
Neutral Combo
Dash Attack 8% Geno sharpens his cape while swinging forward.
Forward Tilt Star Gun Shot 8% (clean), 5% (late) Geno lays out his fingers which fire a short range blast.
Up Tilt 10% (clean), 7% (late) Geno makes a blue linear aura appear from the ground which shoots upwards.
Down Tilt 8% Geno kneels sending a beam similar to that of his up tilt but smaller and tinted yellow upwards.
Forward Smash Star Gun Boost 2% (hits 1-6), 4% (final hit) Geno uses his star gun to boost forward slamming anything in his way. The final hit does the most damage and sends opponents flying. Can hit multiple opponents and covers some good ground.
Up Smash 15% (clean), 12% (late) Geno swings with an upwards kick.
Down Smash 14% (both sides) Geno blasts energy on both sides.

Aerial Attacks

Name Damage Description
Neutral Aerial 10% Geno sharpens his cape and spins around.
Forward Aerial Double Punch 4% (each) Geno sends out 2 rapid punches forward using his Double Punch.
Back Aerial Hand Cannon 12% Geno sends a bullet backwards from his elbow. Good KO move.
Up Aerial 5% Geno swings his feet upwards. Comes out very quick and lag at all if used when short hopped.
Down Aerial 8% Geno drops both feet down initiating a weak meteor smash on contact.

Grabs and Throws

Name Damage Description
Pummel 2% *Grabs with one arm, short range* Blasts the opponent with a finger shot.
Forward Throw 4% Tosses opponent forward.
Back Throw 3% Throws opponent behind him.
Up Throw 6% Tosses opponent upwards.
Down Throw 7% Slams opponent down as they bounce off.

Other

Name Damage Description
Floor Attack (front) 7% Sharpens his cape as it spins around while he gets up.
Floor Attack (back) 7% Sharpens his cape as it spins around while he gets up.
Floor Attack (trip) 5% Sharpens his cape as it spins around while he gets up.
Edge Attack 7% Gets up attacking with a finger shot.

Special Attacks

Name Damage Description
Neutral Special Geno Beam 1 Star: 9%, 2 Stars: 12%, 3 Stars: 15% Geno begins to charge a bluish beam and as the charge progresses, red stars appear beside Geno. There are 3 stars and the distance and damage depends on the amount of stars charged. He releases a linear traveling beam that does higher knockback the more its charged.
Alternate 1 Auto Geno Beam 12% Geno will always blast a 2 star beam.
Alternate 2 - - -
Side Special Geno Whirl 7% Kamui flips towards opponent slamming sword on them and bouncing back. Good damage and knockback. Can be used to recover.
Alternate 1 Ranged Geno Whirl 5% Has more range but less damage.
Alternate 2 - - -
Up Special Geno Boost Geno floats upwards as he’s surrounded by a red aura displaying a stat boost in defense. he is invincible while using it. When used on ground he doesn’t float up but stays in place. When used, he glows in a slight red aura and attacks against him have slightly decreased knockback and damage. The effects stay for a mere 10 seconds, though.
Alternate 1 Geno Boost - Attack Geno floats upwards as he’s surrounded by a green aura displaying a stat boost in attack. he is invincible while using it. When used on ground he doesn’t float up but stays in place. When used, he glows in a slight green aura and he gets a slight boost in damage and knockback. The effects stay for a mere 10 seconds, though.
Alternate 2 - - -
Down Special Geno Blast 10% Geno summons a rainbow of light from the sky that surrounds him damaging and paralyzing anything in its pretty large radius.
Alternate 1 Geno Blast Barricade The barrier is shorter but it reflects projectiles but doesn’t do any damage or paralyzing.
Alternate 2 - - -
Final Smash Geno Flash 44% Geno transforms into a large cannon then shoots a ball of fire energy that grows bigger over time trapping and damaging enemies as it finishes off with an explosion sending enemies flying.

Animations and Misc.

Size

<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:4pt;margin-bottom:6pt;">About the same height as Mario.


Taunts

<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:6pt;margin-bottom:8pt;">SIDE - Geno charges a blast of fire on both hands


<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:6pt;margin-bottom:8pt;">UP - Geno hovers in air as he’s cloaked with a rainbow barrier that spirals around him.


<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:6pt;margin-bottom:8pt;">DOWN - Geno hovers in the air and spins about


Character Selection Screen Animation

<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:6pt;margin-bottom:8pt;">Geno charges a blast of fire


On Screen Appearance

<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:6pt;margin-bottom:8pt;">Geno appears out of nowhere as if he just used Geno Boost while hovering.


Victory Animations


  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:6pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Geno is seen looking at his hands as stars are coming out of his fingers then he covers himself with his cape looking forward.


  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Geno hovers in the air, gets in a bent position, and sleeps with his arms folded.


  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;">Geno charges up a blast of fire with hands then shoots it forward with his “mouth” open


Losing Animation

<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:6pt;margin-bottom:8pt;">Geno is seen clapping


Crowd Cheer

<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:4pt;margin-bottom:6pt;">“Ge - no!”


Victory Theme

<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:4pt;margin-bottom:6pt;">Flourished remix of the Super Mario RPG - Forest Maze OST. Key point is 0:11 - 0:21.


Fighting Stance

<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:4pt;margin-bottom:6pt;">Stands straight looking forward with hands down and legs slightly out.


Idle Poses

  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:6pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">Swings cape over him


  • <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:8pt;">Looks up


Walk

<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:4pt;margin-bottom:6pt;">Simply walks forward


Dash

<p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.7999999999999998;margin-top:4pt;margin-bottom:6pt;">Dashes with his hands under his cape.


Trophies

To be added.

Palette Swaps and Alternate Costume w/Palette Swap

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Color Origin/Description
Default Yellow/Blue Geno’s Regular appearance
Second Red Based off Mario’s Coloration
Third Pink Based off Peach’s coloration
Fourth Purple Purple coloration of Geno
Fifth Yellow Bumblebee coloration of Geno
Sixth Black Black coloration of Geno
Seventh Sky Blue White and Sky Blue coloration of Geno
Eighth Green Resembles Moss

Reveal Trailer

To be added.

Trivia

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